The former presidential candidate links COVID-19’s devastation in Black and brown communities with the need for a $15 minimum wage, free school meals, and universal healthcare.
During the first half of 2020, the disproportionate spread of COVID-19 in communities of color and the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police have drawn into sharp focus the systemic racism present in the United States—including…
We have compiled the following list of resources to help you learn about systemic racism in our food industry and how we might work to dismantle it. We have also featured lists of food and farm businesses and organizations for you to support. This list is by no means complete. We will be working to update it regularly, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any resources, organizations or initiatives you would like to see added.
We cover the cost and planting of new fruit trees to make your green spaces beautiful and productive. Host fruit trees and become a member of the distributed farm. Enjoy your fresh fruit as your trees grow, and we will be there to collect the excess fruit and find a place for it in our food system. Reduce your carbon footprint, grow more healthy food, and farm with us!
Based on our long trajectory supporting the organic farming community with valuable information and skills, we will be identifying new ways to provide support at this time. This will include sharing relevant information with you on an on-going basis through our website, newsletter, and social media; supporting our partners; and holding webinars throughout the spring. To keep you updated, we have created this webpage to keep you updated regularly as new information about COVID-19 and possible impacts to farming and food systems becomes available.
Greenspot Farming works with local retailers like produce stores and CSA produce delivery services to ensure the extra fruit on your trees makes its way to someone's table. We will pick and place your fruit in the local food system free of charge. Need some extra incentive to share your surplus? We offer a unique profit share program to generate revenue for you. Reduce food waste, bolster the health of our community, and farm with us!
Filled with tips and insights for food lovers of all skill and knowledge levels of local food, this toolkit offers ideas and resources for strengthening the local food systems in your community—from shopping at farmers markets to growing your own food to investing in and advocating for local food businesses.
The intersecting crises of income and wealth inequality and climate change, driven by systemic white supremacy and gender inequality, has exposed the frailty of the U.S. economy and democracy. This document was prepared during the COVID-19 pandemic, which exacerbated these existing crises and underlying conditions. Democratic processes have been undermined at the expense of people’s jobs, health, safety, and dignity. Moreover, government support has disproportionately expanded and boosted the private sector through policies, including bailouts, that serve an extractive economy and not the public’s interest. Our elected leaders have chosen not to invest in deep, anti-racist democratic processes. They have chosen not to uphold public values, such as fairness and equity, and not to protect human rights and the vital life cycles of nature and ecosystems. Rather, our elected leaders have chosen extraction and corporate control at the expense of the majority of the people and the well-being and rights of Mother Earth. Transforming our economy is not just about swapping out elected leaders. We need a shift in popular consciousness.
A collection of Civil Eats articles on the intersection of justice, land access and the food system.
The Santa Barbara County Conservation Blueprint provides a common language and platform for publicly available data to support in depth conversations and informed decisions about the Santa Barbara County landscape. This collaborative project aims to describe the current landscape, natural resources, and community values about land in Santa Barbara County.